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All-Wales approach agreed to keep schools open in run-up to Christmas  

Friday, 04 December 2020 Categories: News
A common approach has been agreed by the Welsh Government and the WLGA for school arrangements at the end of the Christmas term, following extensive discussions to aim to ensure a consistent as possible level of provision across Wales in ongoing... read more
 

Carers’ Rights Day: WLGA thanks carers in an exceptionally challenging year 

To mark Carers’ Rights Day, Councillor Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care said:
Thursday, 26 November 2020 Categories: News Social Services
“Our care system could not survive without the contribution of unpaid carers, who provide vital support for thousands of people every day. On Carers’ Rights Day today, I want to say a huge thank you on behalf of local government to all carers across ... read more
 

​WLGA responds to UK Spending Review 

Wednesday, 25 November 2020 Categories: Finance and Resources News
Today, the WLGA has responded to the UK Government’s Spending Review. Among the Chancellor’s announcements were a pay freeze for public sector workers outside the NHS and an extra £1.3bn in consequentials for the Welsh Government. ... read more
 

WLGA launches manifesto for Senedd 2021 elections 

Monday, 23 November 2020 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News
In advance of the Senedd elections in May 2021, the WLGA is launching a bold manifesto setting out its priorities to deliver more for our local communities. The WLGA is the representative body of Wales’ 22 councils, and leaders have set out how... read more
 

​Local Government and Elections Bill passed by Senedd 

Wednesday, 18 November 2020 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance Local Government Reform News
The Senedd has today passed the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill which will introduce a range of local government reforms over the course of the next 18 months. The Bill is one of only two to be considered by the Senedd during COVID 19 ... read more
 

​Council leaders thank heroic local government workforce 

Friday, 23 October 2020 Categories: News
Council leaders have today praised the work of Wales’ council workforce for their formidable contribution in the response to the pandemic. Speaking at the WLGA’s Annual General Meeting, held virtually, leaders praised the “heroic” contribution of ... read more
 

“We need to get back to basics”: Council leaders urge communities to follow COVID rules to halt surging infection rates 

Thursday, 10 September 2020 Categories: News
Residents, businesses and communities in all parts of Wales are being urged by council leaders to follow the necessary rules and precautions to limit the growing numbers of COVID cases. Local restrictions have been introduced in the... read more
 

WLGA congratulates GCSE learners in the “most challenging of years” 

Thursday, 20 August 2020 Categories: News
The WLGA has today congratulated learners receiving their GCSE results in an extraordinary year. Summer exams were cancelled this year due to the Coronavirus crisis, with qualification awards being based on teacher assessments. ... read more
 

WLGA Statement- examination results 

Monday, 17 August 2020 Categories: News
The WLGA welcomes the Minister's announcement confirming that examination results this year will be awarded on the basis of teacher assessments. We thank the Minister for listening to our and others’ calls and, above all, the voice of learners. ... read more
 

Councils welcome Welsh Government support package on Covid-19 financial pressures 

Monday, 17 August 2020 Categories: Finance and Resources News
The WLGA has welcomed the additional £260m support package announced by the Welsh Government today, for additional local government funding to meet the additional costs and pressures of the COVID 19 response. The WLGA, working with... read more
 
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